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ABC
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
quote landing. abc 15 news reporter is live at san jose international airport with the big impact in the bay area. amy? >> flights to and from tokyo have been canceled raising questions of what will happen to the people who are stranded would need to get home including former transportation secretary norm mineta who left on a boeing 787 dreamliner and left on saturday. a boeing 787 dreamliner made an emergency landing in western japan because of battery problems on board. it was considered a serious incident that could have caused an accident. this is been other problems on other boeing 787 dreamliners so two airliners decided to ground them days after san jose celebrated the dreamliner in the inaugural flight from san jose to japan. officials were very excited of
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
sorry. here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: today, standing amidst a tear-filled room of 100 livestrong staff members, sources tell abc news lance armstrong took responsibility for the damage his actions have caused the livestrong foundation. the cancer charity he founded and which helped turn him from athlete to global icon. it's not just about the drugs, but the defiance, his categorical insistence that he never cheated, now coming back to haunt him. >> i have never doped. >> reporter: you could see it in his unflinching glare. for more than a decade, on tv, to fans, sponsors and cancer survivors. >> the cynics, and the skeptics, i'm sorry for you. i'm sorry you can't dream big. i'm sorry you don't believe in miracles. >> reporter: even under oath -- >> i can't be any clearer that i've never taken drugs. >> reporter: today, sources say armstrong is attempting to apologize by phone to a select few former friends, including ex-teammate floyd landis, who broke his silence to abc news in 2010 and sparked armstrong's downfall. >> i think that the team had become paranoid that th
ABC
Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
treasure island, wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> thank you. now, coming up abc 7 news i team has an expert on the weigh in of the prior shipping record to see if it is cause for concern here in the scheme of things at sea. >> turning to other news of the day a burglary ring busted thanks to alert neighbors caught four suspects in the act. officers descended on a neighborhood in eastern contra costa county this afternoon. police say a hoax had been robbed. neighbors told police they saw four suspects running off with valuables from the house, officer as rested three of them. and a nearby homeowner nab aid fourth suspect hiding in the garage at gun point. >> my neighbor's dog kept on barking so i looked in the garage and peeked and there he was. surprised me. >> yes. no kidding. four officers say that three of the four people were juveniles. police say the suspect stole electronics and jewelry from the home. >> police say an intruder was stabbed to death this morning. the tenant heard someone kicking in the front door, grabbed a shotgun, then confronting the suspect and two got into a scuffle.
ABC
Jan 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
objections over all those years and what are the troops saying privately tonight? abc's david kerley starts us off from the pentagon. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. this is a remarkable development, even though some will argue it is a long time in coming. it is a stunning turnaround. a unanimous vote by the country's top generals, which, the defense secretary will accept, to remove the ban on women serving in direct combat roles. >> they've proven themselves time and time again after the last 12 years. and finally, they're going to get the recognition, which is key. >> reporter: it will be the first fully integrated military in america's history. but without discernible front lines in the wars of the last decade, women did serve in combat roles in iraq and afghanistan. they've been donning flak jackets, heavy packs and ended up in the middle of fire fights. >> we were taking fire everywhere. i just remember hearing the pings of the bullets going by me and hitting the ground beside me. i shot one guy, saw him fall. >> reporter: leigh ann hester was the first woman since worl
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
actions are grounds for impeachment. abc 7 news. >> mark, thank you. >> new at 4:00 we have a look at many of the weapons turned in during the gun buy back program yesterday. 827 firearms handed in for cash. one problem, authorities ran through $43,000j handed out another $70,000 in vouchers. the county trying to raise money to fund vouchers. marin county plans to go through with another/c buy back program. >> coming up here at 4:30, we'll tuk a former south bay city attorney presenting a city attorney with an ordinance. abc 7 news at 5:00, new battles launched today over gun issues including one protecting privacy of gun owner autos happening now in seg backyards for two armed robberskjc=. police say they took off and crashed into a parked car and the bay front expressway, then took off. two of the(x men and a gun have already been taken into police custody. >> new at 4:00 oakland museum of california is releasing a stolen last week. police say someone took off with this gold box that dates back to california's gold rush days. a $12,000 reward being offer forward return. you can ca
ABC
Jan 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
has declared this a public health emergency. abc's linsey davis is on the front lines for us tonight. >> reporter: in boston today, the mayor sounded the alarm. >> today, i am declaring a public health emergency in the city of boston. >> reporter: at mass general hospital, there are now 24-hour waits to be admitted. and when you do get in to see a doctor or nurse, they'll now be wearing protective masks. >> what's really been a problem for us is the increase in volume, we are seeing unprecedented levels of both hospital crowding and emergency department visits. >> reporter: it's not just boston. one pennsylvania hospital is so inundated with the flu, they've set up a special tent outside the emergency room to deal with those patients. and in minnesota, where they've already had almost 1,000 confirmed cases of the flu, they're trying everything to stop the spread. >> please, we implore you to stay home when you're sick. >> reporter: for up to five days, you may be infected and contagious without a single symptom. on day one of your symptoms, the very first sign, your fever will spike,
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm PST
for survival. the u.s. park service ordered et out by mid february. abc 7 news joins us live now outside of the oakland courtroom where a judge was asked to step in. laura? >> yes. hi. well, drake's bay is seeking a temporary injunction to keep the operation open beyond a february 28th deadline for it to clochls a judge here heard arguments on both sides late into the afternoon. >> new, it's waiting time. >> owner kevin will have to wait a little while longer to find out if the drake's bay oyster farm will stay open past next month. >> are you hopeful it will stay open? >> absolutely hopeful. we think this is a matter of law wex think our attorneys did an amazing job. >> in a courtroom packed with drake's bay supporters a judge heard two hours of arguments but did not issue a ruling for a temporary injunction that would keep the farm open longer. as it is now, interior secretary kenneth salazar ordered the operation shut down by farm supporters say what is illegal. in 1976, congress designated the larger drake's estero a few you're protected area and announced the u.s. park servi
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 4:00pm PST
into a 49ers fan zone. then, on abc 7 news at 5:00, we'll take to you a new orleans street where locals prefer to hang out. >> be sure to follow our abc 7 news team in new orleans on twitter. abc 7 news sports director and sports anchor are tweeting all of the updates, some great stuff, too. follow them on abc 7 news bay area. >> and now to, what may come after the super bowl. san francisco mayor and chiefs today visited one area of the city that saw violence after giants world series win. >> yes. they want to reassure business owners responses will be different this time. abc 7 news,dx is live with the story tonight. >> if you talk to business owners it seems like just about every other one has a story about vandalism that. is the reason for the advise this afternoon. >> everybody how are you doing? >> the first stop was an eye clinic. they showed a picture of what happened. she is hiring security guards for sunday. >> people sell wraitd last time. >> the city is promising aáxv÷ñ better response, part of the strategy getting cans setg ?hon fire off the streets. >> that was the mess
ABC
Jan 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
on his breath. abc's lisa stark on both fronts tonight. >> reporter: you might call it instant justice. this man got so drunk and so belligerent on his flight, that fellow passengers duct-taped him to a seat and strapped his mouth shut, after he allegedly choked a woman and screamed that the plane was going to crash. the icelandic air flight was heading from iceland to new york, the airline tells us "he was restrained by passengers and crew and was monitored for his own safety." police took the drunk passenger to a hospital, he was not charged. reportedly because passengers did not want to come forward. in minneapolis, it was a pilot who allegedly had too much to drink, way too much. american airlines captain kolbjorn kristiansen was caught by chance. tsa and other officers smelling a whiff of alcohol as kristiansen was waiting for an elevator. by the time airport police arrested him, he had completed preflight checks for his commuter flight to new york and the 53 passengers were getting ready to board. kristiansen failed an initial breathalyzer test. today, we learned that it
ABC
Jan 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
calls to agents have not been required. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> thank you. he has been with the giants five years, emerging as the closer late in 2012, saved 14 games for the giants in regular season, outstanding in the playoffs virtually unhitable. with huge, given his contribution because of the injury to brian wilson. he reported three saves during the world series, then, i talked with giants officials today, they describe this as an out of character moment for romo. my dealings is that he's normally a jovial guy, humble, happy guy. we're told his agent and giants are planning to release a statement about this situation later on this afternoon. >> abc 7 news break the romo story online, you can follow us on twit twiter we're updating breaking news on abc 7 news.com. >> you can get urgent updates on the smart phone, down loading our free abc 7 news app opting for a push notification. you'll get news as it happen autos now, latest on the search for a 19-year-old petaluma girl. the sheriff's department is about to give us an update on that investigation. a list of -- she disappeared af
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 4:00pm PST
anyone with information to call them right away. we're live in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> cornell, thank you. >> sacramento police have made an arrest in a deadly shooting that forced police to cancel the new year's eve fire works show. >> yes. someone at a fight in a bar in old sacramento last night. an employee tried to break it up. and killed. armed security guard on the gunman got into a shootout. >> about 100 people just scattered. >> immediately so, much people were running and falling down. >> mayhem. just scary. >> a security guard and two other people were injured andz;ç a police officer grabbed the suspect as he tried to get away. police have to call off the new year's eve party. it's it through 40,000 people. >> an this new year's day, we turn our attention to continuing battle over the infamous fiscal cliff in the hands in the u.s. house of representatives. >> republicans were balking at the deal. the speaker of the house has not even call forward a vote yet. >> now, following the fate of the compromise, show this go something. >> this senate passed its compromise fix
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 3:00am PST
next secretary of defense as early as today. here's abc's chuck sebritson. >> reporter: for president obama the vacation is over. mr. obama returns from hawaii to a climate that is chilly in more ways than one. he has chosen former republican senator chuck hagel as secretary of defense. hagel would be a controversial pick. he advocates negotiating with iran and some question how strongly he supports israel. one pro israel group is running an ad against hagel. >> president obama, for secretary of defense, chuck hagel is not a responsible option. even the top senate republican says he is reserving judgment. >> i am going to wait and see how the hearings go and see whether chuck's views square with the job he would be nominated to do. >> some democrats are speaking up for him. >> chuck hagel is a tremendous patriot and statesman. served incredibly in vietnam. served this country as the united states senator. >> reporter: president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim geithner is the last original member of the president's economic team. he leaves as three major de
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
year, i'm live in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> san francisco will have extra officers on the lookout for drunk drivers tonight to help people get home safely without driving luxor cab has teamed up with injury lawyers that will offer free rights from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. all have you to do is mention berg injury lawyers when getting into a luxor cab. >> 100% of it up to $35 for rides within san francisco only. the idea is pick up a customer at a bar or restaurant and take them home. not to another bar. >> cal train is free after 11:00 p.m. bart isn't free, but has extended hours until 3:00 a.m. for ace ai list of the ways you can get around and time goes to abc 7 news.com. we have information there for you. death of a burlingame teacher inspired a law set to go into affect at midnight requiring charter bus drivers and chaperones to check the ids of unaged passengers if there is hol on board. a similar law exists for limousines. charter bus operators face fines up to 2000s skpdz have their license suspended potentially. california patrol has not determined w
ABC
Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
of thing every day. >> the police chief has the down abc to set establishments -- shut down abc establishments after an incident like this. the suspect is described as a goatee, armed with a silver handgun. reporting live in northwest. abc 7 news. happened just a few of gunrom where a group gathered to call for stricter laws. summoned miller was there as well. >> she was a first responder at the shooter and a new town. -- at newtown. >> the guns have got to go. we cannot let what happened to kids happen to anyone else. families have joined the today to march from the capitol to the washington monument. >> when is it going to end? >> the protesters want stricter including universal background checks, gun safety buyers, and all on assault weapons and high- capacity magazines. my husband fought in vietnam. those are the kinds of weapons used. we do not need those there. admit picketing any change in progress is usually a -- getting any change in congress is usually a problem. >> mayor vincent gray is cautiously optimistic. >> we're hopeful. >> some see the responsibility differentl
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm EST
turn into a deadly slick in just seconds. abc's meteorologist ginger zee takes us to a stretch of american highway that felt it the most. >> reporter: tangled and twisted on a detroit highway. this was the scene along a mile and a half stretch of i-75 today. at least 30 vehicles were involved in the crash. three people were killed, including two children believed to be siblings. the culprit? whiteout conditions from a single band of snow. >> only 15 minutes. that's all it takes. >> reporter: this is what it looked like inside that blinding whiteout. it's called lake effect snow. d it was created as cold air and wind passed over the warmer waters of lake michigan. lake effect snow squalls are notorious for changing conditions quickly. you can be driving along with perfect visibility then -- in seconds -- you can't see anything at all. fierce winds whipped up snow along indiana highways today, too. 40 cars piled up on i-70. this is part of that same system that's created weather bedlam around the nation, including that tornado, believed to have had winds of 150 miles an hour in adai
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> this is abc 7 news at 6:30 on your side. >> on this hour there nearly additional -- a million additional visitors to see the swearing-in of president obama. it was held earlier today. the big show really is tomorrow. we have a team coverage. we're going to kick things off with richard we'reeve. >> traffic will be an issue tomorrow. it is already an issue tonight. we are at seventh and constitution. it is a parking lot from seventh street down to the capital. tomorrow will be a historic day. there will also be traffic issues. on the sunny and warm capital sunday - barack obama, do solemnly swear -- >> took the oath. >> so help me god. >> theinauguration watchers are hitting the mall to get an advanced look pro i be able to tell my grandchildren about it. >> vice president joe biden was also sworn in at his residence. both mr. obama and the vice president attended a solemn ceremony for the nation's falling soldiers at arlington national ceremony. honor, tradition, and this year some added history. >> it is special b
ABC
Jan 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
>> less than 48 hours before we will not root for the redskins que live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. comes out in the wash. you understand. have a good story and a true story. countyce george's employee tells abc seven he is s chargesof seriou against him. police charged john brown, saying he tried to extort thousands of dollars from a local restaurant. he targeteday .evi's restaurant in clinton he tells a different story. autria godfrey is outside with details of the case. intohn brown would not get specifics without his attorney. would only say that the truth he iscome out and that guilty of using his position as a building inspector and extortharass l business owner here at levi's restaurant. as a prince george's county building inspector, john round brown is responsible for making sure businesses have all the proper permits and licenses. levi's is one of those businesses. last year, it is said he began using his position to -- extort and distort money from the owner. he vehemently were denied that he tried to shut down the restaurant. everything will come out in th
ABC
Jan 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
linked to blow after blow to the head. tonight, the abc news/espn exclusive. did his life in football lead to his suicide? >>> wild planet. tonight, the whales take their first step in escaping their prison of ice. and we'll tell you about the massive red wave tearing across the water. what did it do to the people on shore? >>> and, surprises and snubs. oscar nominations are in, but we'll tell you what has hollywood buzzing tonight. >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight, we are all anxious about every sneeze, every cough, every door handle as we confront an outbreak of flu coast to coast in this country. and it's not just the flu. another virus is on the move. i want to show you pictures that say everything. patients wearing masks. and also doctors wearing masks. abc's linsey davis spent the day at the hospital with the doctors on the front lines. >> reporter: all day long, dr. ron wall is rushing down the hall. a squirt of hand sanitizer, and he's off to battle for flu. >> it's going to take you probably two or three weeks to feel really good again. >> reporter: dr. wall is
ABC
Jan 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
accord together coast guard, repaired. i'm live on treasure island, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> thank you. and coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00 we'll take a look at why the bay bridge is not considered a critical man you'ring area even after the accident five years ago. then at 6:00 the abc 7 news i team exposes the bar pilot's history of accidents and looks into whether the shipping industry takes these incidents seriously enough. >> a man made flood shut down the oakland school district headquarters. apparently someone left a tap on in a closet. three gallons of water per minute poured out overnight. they found a big mess this morning. it damaged some equipment, caused damage. the clean up expected to take several days. many will have to earn a temporary meeting. >> an investigation is underway after an intruder was fatally stabbed by a home oiner he was trying to rob this morning. officers were called out just before 11:00. police tell abc 7 news the tenant heard a man. the resident retrieved a shotgun. intruder lunged at the ten yanlt. the tenant stabbed the expect, killi
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
mayor, 25 pounds of peaches are on the way. >> thank you, carolyn. a lot of peaches. abc 7 news -- we'req sending our entire team, clearing out this building. i'll be there. mike shumann will be there. shu is a former 49 yes, i think his super bowl ring is surgically attached at this point. it doesn't come off. >> and we'll be tweeting updates on abc 7 news bay area, coming up after 4:37, the prank that caught jim and john's parents off guard it was really funny. ang around for that. let's check a check of the forecast. >> wet weather, just a look at live doppler 7. you can see a path of moisture reaching from east bay down to south bay. south bay has been the wettest region 12-24 hours. there are pockets of rainfall around to milpitas. in the east bay, we are picking up on live doppler 7 hd. this is not hitting the ground but there are pockets of rainfall in this region. live more, snaft recorded a tenth of an inch. now up to 19/100ths of rain in the last 12 hours, just updated these numbers. and just about a quarter inch in so you can see the south bay had been the wettest reg
KOFY
Jan 30, 2013 9:00pm PST
made kelly the prime suspect. vic lee, abc 7 news. now, kevin's family has been desperately waiting for answers ever since he first disappeared in 1984. his mother ann colins learned search yesterday afternoon. while it has not produced any clues about her son she says it has still been emotional. >> still that little thing just to actually find him is going to devastate me. and when jaycee was found i was thrown for a loop. i thought all of these years i desserted kevin and didn't think he was alive and maybe he is alive out there. i just really went through hell over that. >> ann does not know what sparked new interest in the case but is encouraged by any development that may finally after all of these years provide some answers. >> cal osha fin sherred its investigation into the massive fire at the chevron refinery last august and that report is slamming the company with the largest penalty in the agency history. heather ishimaru tonight with the full story. >> reporter: cal osha say says sheb ran had every opportunity to prevent the august pipe rupture and fire but ignored repea
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
again, most of the people are from where it's really cold. live in vista point, wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> thank you. it's beautiful weather. >> spectacular and clear. >> in the central valley, farmers using running water to keep plants from freezing. and this is video from clovis, one farmer says he spent,/ $20,000 on covers to wrap bare tree autos traffic over the grapevine is flowing after another series of closures overnight because of snow. hundreds of drivers were stranded at either end of the mountain pass after patrol closed down lanes. snow and ice just made it too dangerous toto'= travel in that busy artery. >> following breaking news, police at canyon avenue and wellington street on east end of diamond canyon park. a body was found in the street. the man was apparently shot no, one reported hearing any gunshots here the scene. they said it's possible the and his body then left. >> and police continue to search for a prisoner who escaped being brought to highland hospital. sky 7 was over the scene there. officers went door to door. the hospital is located on east 31 str
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 4:00pm PST
have one man in custody less than 24 hours after an 8-year-old girl was shot. >> abc 7 news has more on that from oakland. >> happening now a stern warningg3f[u reaffirming what he calls a commitment to protect the city in the city this, after an 8-year-old girl was shot. police and california state parole officers interviewed several adults at the same house on 65th avenue where an 8-year-old girl was shot the day before. police haven't given many details but took one man into custody before they left the scene. police chief made it clear that he and his team will use every5)l resource available to find the person who pulled the trigger. >> we'll catch the shooter, we're coming after you with all resources possible and with speed. >> police have not said if the man taken into custody has a connection to the shooting or if the home was targeted. coming up at 6:00 we'll have latest information into two shootings, both happening the last eight days. in east oakland abc news. >> happening now a man shot in the head in a gas station died from injuries. man's father showed up to the
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 4:00am EST
dozen states. abc's michael barr has the latest. >> reporter: the arctic blast is dumping snow on southern california, shutting down interstate 5, north of los angeles. roads in higher elevations quickly turned icy. >> it's very, very icy up there. kind of dangerous roads. making sure to chain up before i head up there. >> reporter: along with snow and ice, the storm is bringing 45-mile-per-hour to 60-mile-per-hour winds to the west. the blustery weather triggered mudslides near seattle. it's a cold front, sending a chill to the middle of the country. would notice that chill after getting severe weather more common in summer. >> our patio floor is actually over here in the neighbor's yard. we got outside. and we walked out to this. >> reporter: this week's storm damage, of downpours and tornadoes are bad enough where louisiana's governor declared a statewide emergency. michael barr, abc news. >>> and for the very latest on exactly when and where the snow will hit and just how much it will get, we turn, now, to accuweather. >> meteorologist jim dickey is tracking the storm. >> good
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
over that. >> nick smith, abc 7 news. >> the search under way fo a gunman in phoenix after a shooting inside of a parj park that left one person dead. the victim is identified as the ceo of fusion contact center. investigators say he got ni dispute then opened fire. there iuiúy reports he was representing himself in a civil call action he brought against the call center. another shooting victim is a lawyer. >> that shooting mentioned today during the first congressional hearing about gun violence. that drew a dramatic appeal from gabrielle giffords.)1 >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> the hearing included testimony from the national rifle association. the vice president says it rejects bans on some assault weapons and bans president obama support. >> republicans have a proposal to make schools safer. and that is stirring up a lot of controversy. nannette miranda has the story tonight from sacramento. >> invoking the name of vicky soto, the teacher killed in the sandy hook massacre, while using her body to shield students. a group of lawmakers
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 6:30pm EST
arctic air is marching south, all the way to alabama. and as abc's alex perez tells us, even firefighters are getting frozen in place. alex? >> reporter: well, diane, this deep freeze making it difficult for firefighters in all those states to do their job. here in chicago, this warehouse fire started on tuesday, reignited this morning and as you can see, all the w water crs are dousing on this structure has turned it into an urban igloo. burning ice. an unusual sight in a tremendous battle for chicago firefighters working in near zero temperatures. >> slips, falls increase, the fos brit. your body has to work hard just to keep yourself warm. you're going to get fatigued faster. >> reporter: the chill creating problems for firefighters all over. this home in indianapolis, up in flames. the owner was using an oven to keep warm. the deep freeze also deadly. at least four deaths blamed on the cold blast. in parts of indiana, lake effect snow. in new york city, one sign of the icebox misery, a fire hydrant frozen in time. in salt lake city, a cold, icy runway caused a plane to sl
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm PST
. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> all right, vic we want to ask you, they searched the place 30 years ago why searching again now. >> and according to the search and they did not go into the backyard nor did they use cadaver sniffing dog autos we're going to have more at 6:00. >> we first reported details on abc 7 news at 4:00 and abc 7 news.com we have team coverage this evening. i team reporter dan noyes investigated the kevin collins case just in october. at that time, the i team was looking into reports this may have been connected to a serial killer. we talked with his mother then, and again, today, to gelt her reaction to this new potential break in this case. the report is ahead on abc 7 news at 6:00. >> a man who was shot in the head in a gas station this morning has died. the man's father tells abc 7 news the victim is only 20 years old, the father heard about it and went right to the) 76 station after learning of the shooting. you can only imagine. a s.w.a.t. team surrounded a neighborhood. so far, police have not been announcing arrests in this case. >> we just received calls from
ABC
Jan 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
online course that's some people say could be a game changer for higher education. >> abc 7 news is at san jose state university. governor brown is praising the university's efforts. >> happening now, san jose state launches a pilot program to offer online courses for credits. governor brown on hand for official announcements. the goal toin crease access to higher education and reduce costs. san jose state partnered with the silicon valley start up called udacity two. math and one statistics class, each costing $150. the governor says online education is a key component in soflg the state's education crisis. >> it's an experiment. we're going to learn together that. is how i think we'll succeed f we stumble, we'll stand up and try something else. >> for now, size will be limited to 100 students. half of the seats reserved for community college students. courses begin at the end of the month. udacity's ceo says other states are expressing interest. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 walmart's pledge to create jobs in america and help it's giving veteran autos then at 4:30 what is n
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
impossible, to identify them. vic lee abc 7 news thank you. >> one minute you're sitting in your house, like now, but the next a giant tree comes crashing through it. it happened this afternoon to a home on baltimore avenue. the tree hit one house. and several were affected. >> there this big redwood tree crashed into that two-story house here on west baltimore avenue during moderate damage. the person inside is described as a elderly lady at home at the time. taken to a neighbor's house after. she was not hurt. this tree took out several lines. pg&e is telling neighbors they'll install new lines. the goal is to have power restored this evening. neighbors say they heard a big bang when the tree fell on the house. many surprised to see this happen. especially because we've had no rain. >> lack of root development and then, with the water he rinsing down towards the base of the tree, it's promoted hardwood decay. >> i heard this big bang. it was really loud. and lights went out. >> felt like earth movement.[hañ the ground, house moved. i had no idea. trees don't sound like that. >
ABC
Jan 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
pole. abc's senior weather editor sam champion is out in frigid new york tonight. sam? >> reporter: good evening, diane. in central park, where it's 19 degrees here, and that windchill is right around 6 degrees. but this isn't the only cold place in the country. eastern third of the country's got chilly temperatures all the way from the great lakes to florida overnight tonight. we've been lucky with milder temperatures in the past few winters, but tonight, this is the real deal. say hello to polar air. to even the most winter aware, this arctic chill is for real. >> nothing you can do to stay warm here. >> i feel cold, yeah. >> very cold. >> reporter: from minnesota to florida, more than a dozen states have winter weather advisories, with major cities in the midwest, either near or below zero on tuesday. and that windchill? 50 below zero in maine to 10 below in north carolina. from the midwest to the northeast, it's the coldest air in two years. and for most of the country, it's a sudden and drastic change. in cedar rapids, iowa, a balmy 51 degrees saturday. less than 48 hours late
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Jan 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
area from the florida panhandle to new york, under a severe weather warning. abc's steve osunami is outside atlanta tonight in adairsville, georgia, where one powerful tornado has already torn through town. >> reporter: an hour north of atlanta, an amazing picture. the sky was falling. >> we've got debris now flying to the left and center of this system. the sirens have been going off here. the wind is kicking up, along with the rain. again, a funnel crossing the interstate here in adairsville. >> reporter: witnesses here say the tornado was on the ground, churning through homes, office buildings and factories for more than 20 minutes. scientists think it was an ef-2 or greater, with wind speeds more than 125 miles an hour. >> please take safe shelter for us right now. get in that center portion of your home. a basement if you have it. >> reporter: in calhoun, georgia, homes were leveled. at this factory in adairsville, workers scrambled for cover. neighbors had to rescue families trapped inside their crumbled homes. one man was killed. >> there was no warnings, no sirens, no nothin
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Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
be air lifted from campus. the principal told abc 7 news it stemmed from an incident yesterday when a victim and class mate bumped into one another. the class mate posted it bit and confronted the other girl today, punching her. the girl fell and hit her head. >> the nationwide debate over gun control intensified today, legislation to ban 158 military style weapon skmz large magazines feeding mer than 10 bullets was introduced on capitol hill. the proposal comes 42 days after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. dianne feinstein was a key proponent of the bill. >> columbine, virginia tech arks roara, tucson. oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is that each gunman used a semi automatic assault weapon. or, large capacity ammunition magazines. >> that is -- national rifle association says responsible gun owners would be punishedly bit ban. nra said they were confident congress would reject the bile bay area members of the group one million moms for gun control stood beside senator feinstein during today's announcement. this group comp plized of mother who's support
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Jan 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
will he go in that interview? abc's neal karlinsky has been following armstrong for years and starts us off tonight. >> reporter: wearing a sports coat and looking calm, lance armstrong revised history, and admitted to oprah that he used performance enhancing drugs. >> i think the entire interview was difficult. i would say he did not come clean in the manner that i expected. >> reporter: it turns out he really was on more than just his bike. he's been accused of running up a doping bill investigators have pegged at more than $1 million. andy andy tauping officials describe a ghoulish list of medical enhancements -- blood transfusions, up to twice in three weeks during the tour, along with epo, testosterone, cortisone and an extract of calves blood called actovegin. ex-teammate floyd landis described in an abc news exclusive, a cloak and dagger strategy that even involved injecting drugs hidden in the team bus on the side of the road. >> and the blood would be taped on the wall or hung up at a certain level above your head so that gravity caused it to run in your veins and then you l
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Jan 10, 2013 5:30pm PST
wearing masks. and also doctors wearing masks. abc's linsey davis spent the day at the hospital with the doctors on the front lines. >> reporter: all day long, dr. ron wall is rushing down the hall. a squirt of hand sanitizer, and he's off to battle for flu. >> it's going to take you probably two or three weeks to feel really good again. >> reporter: dr. wall is wearing a face mask because he can't afford to be sick. not now, with brigham hospital in boston overrun with flu cases. this patient has been battling the flu for ten days now. >> coughing a lot? right? what are you bringing up with the cough? >> reporter: while we were there, the cases mounted. so much so, the hospital sounded an all hands on deck, code amber alert. >> it's basically a disaster notification that we use when we have a large number of things to deal with. >> reporter: at holy name hospital in new jersey, dr. randy tartakoff is battling against the tide. >> we are all a little overwhelmed, not only the practitioners, but the care-givers in general. >> reporter: numbers are so great, this doctor isn't even
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Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
. only on abc 7 news an exclusive interview with the wife of coach harbaugh. we talk to sarah harbaugh about the frenzy leading up to the super bowl. we'll go to katie live in new orleans. good morning, katie. >> good morning, eric. we are inside of daisy dukings. i haven't got to the breakfast yet. free refills on coffees and fillos bloody mary's guess who knew that? mike nicky, you guys ask him why . the coffee here is special, new orleans known for the hickory coffee and one of the more famous place system cafe dumon and crazy to go there and not get the beniet. even the harbaughs know that. our crew ran into jim and sarah harbaugh and the cafe with the kid and seeking out the delicious benyette. he waited decades to get one. jim, not so much. >> how were they? >> oh, my gosh, i dried to get here 35 years and they are worth it it was definitely worth the trip. yeah, it good. katie liked them, too. jim wants a hot dog. >> what is wrong with your husband? hot dog in new orleans when there is crawfish and jum balleta. >> he's vanilla and easy. that's the good thing. ♪ >> that is too
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Jan 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
latesthon story on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> some residents in the presidio heights neighborhood were evacuated after workers punctured a gas line. cruise working on a water line when they struck the two inch gas line just afternoon causing a loud hissing sound. natural gas spew nootd air, crews cap that had leak in about an hour, neighbors returned home. >> the price of repairing damage from this ship that hit the bay bridge support to you jer rising. >> officials say the accident caused two to three million dollars in damage to the bridge but no problems. >> abc 7 news has more now. >> and happening throughout the day,bi the investigation continues with one major player joining in. barry strouch from the national transportation safety board officially began his investigation to try to determine if human error is to blame for monday's accident. this morning a representative of the marshal island ship and corporate strij was transported from alameda to oil tanker. the overseas raymar has a marshal island flag. the person is said to be here to examine the vessel. the ship has been am
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
little later. you can contact michael on facebook.com/michael finney abc 7. >> ask on this sparkling friday evening, afternoon, let's take a look at traffic. evening commute gets underway. you're looking live at skyway. you can see sticky in both directions, particularly on the left side of the screen. those cars are trying to get across the bay bridge. stay with us. >>> white house reveal td official portrait for the second term. >> he's smiling this time, unlike the first term portrait. commander in chief showing more gray in the hair. >> the photo shot an all girl web video. >> theme is our people our future. i believe when our people are succeed chg they got the tools we theed to get the great education, get a good job, look after their kids, have some basic security, that... there is nothing can stop america. >> the three-minute long video is from the inaugural committee. on it, he discusses what the inauguration means to him and to the nation and talks about his admiration of president lincoln and dr. martin luther king junior. president obama's inauguration is monday. >> washi
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Jan 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
something or have something you'd like to express, join us at facebook.com/abc 7 news. >> the man arrested for crashing into a car and killing two people made a court appearance today, facing two counts of murder but that clash injure aid third person. emmanuel garcia. now, his family is pleading to allow his father to come from guatemala to see him. >> this young man suffered several broken bones, a head injury. his family reached out to us this morning. i spoke to his mother. the family has hired an imgrigs attorney to try to help bring the father here, to san francisco. this mother of the 18-year-old spoke to abc 7 news from the hospital where her son is recovering after his white car was struck by a man running away from police. her sister, 29-year-old sylvia was also in the car. she died. she says her son doesn't remember what happened. they haven't told him his aunt is dead. family is trying to bring the young man's father from guatemala but have not been able to obtain a visa. she says her son woke up and said i want to see my father. the accident occurred on new year's day
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Jan 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >>> breakthrough. an abc news exclusive. 20 women senators ready to make history. they are frank, they are funny and they are tired of gridlock and more. >> we would not be debating contraception. >> less on testosterone. >> fight the revolution. >>> tonight, an abc news investigation into powerful painkillers and the secrets of college football. >>> and thin ice. the dramatic story behind this picture. two kids on an icy lake, hanging on four hours for dear life. >>> good evening. as we begin this thursday night, the nation's top doctors are sounding an alarm about something they're seeing coast to coast. and here is the map that says it all. every region marked in red is facing an outbreak of the flu. and there is no flu season that has started this hard, this early in a decade. so, why is this year so bad and what about the flu shot? abc's chief medical editor dr. richard besser starts us off. >> reporter: it's an early outbreak. in arizona, this time last year, there were 18 cases of flu. today, 790. in new york, 84 last year. today, 3,975. massachusetts, 126 last year. today, 3,736. >> we a
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Jan 29, 2013 5:30pm PST
so, is now the time to sell? or will the value keep rising? abc's david muir here right now. david? >> reporter: big questions tonight, diane. and the real estate experts i talked to today said, if the value of your home is completely recovered from the recession, then it might be a great time to sell. there just isn't a lot on the market, so, a seller's dream. but even if you are not going to sell, economists say these housing numbers tonight are good news for you, too. this spike in home prices unthinkable just two years ago. economists who study prices across 20 american cities tonight revealing they see the biggest increase year to year in more than six years. home values up 5.5%. barbara corcoran founded the largest real estate company in new york. >> we haven't seen this in probably seven years. >> reporter: so, what has buyers lining up? in some cases, outbidding one another? those historically low interest rates, still at lows not seen since the early 1970s. >> hi, abc. >> hi, david. >> reporter: we first met this family in ann arbor, michigan, when they bought their new ho
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Jan 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> thank you. >> still head on abc 7 news, are you getting your money worth? a famous sandwich that comes up short. >> sometimes you don't want a $20 bill when you go to atm. now smrks banks making their machines more customer friendly. >> and the confusing tale around notre dame linebacker. he says he's the victim of a sick jork others are skeptical. >> thursday tend to be a heavy day for the community this, is proving so for drivers trying to make their way east better for drivers heading south to the peninsula and beyond. stay with us. abc 7 news >>> american airlines is doing something it has not done in 45 years, changing a look and logo. the airline released these images of the logo and paint job today. it's the first logo change since 1968 and the sixth for the airline since 1934. you cancó8,3 see how it's changd throughout the years. the airline says he's been working for a while now. >> this began when launching biggest air of the craft order in the history of aviation. and at that time, we realized we had a great opportunity to refresh and modernize our company. >> american exp
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
tonight abc 7 news political reporter mark math use will have local reaction outlined today at the white house, stay tuned for that later on in the hour in, marin county, the district attorney now says it may not have enough money to pay the people who turned in their weapons during that four-county buy back program yesterday. officials handed out $70,000 worth of vouchers but only raised 43,000s ndz cash to cover them. the total of 827 weapons were turned in. and another buy back is set for monday. it's currently scheduled for 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the san rafael and mill valley police departments but don't expect to get cash this time. for turning in the gun. >> we're used to seeing screeners in our nation airports but today a special unit made a stop in a train station in the east bay. it's a story you'll see only on abc 7 news. laura anthony sl live tonight. laura? >> hi, carolyn, tsa out here earl tli morning and a surprise visit of sorts. the spokesman likely to send set up a dui check point saying if quote, bad guys know tsa might be here, they might decide not to la
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Jan 10, 2013 2:35am EST
defense and lysol has your family covered because that's our mission for health. >>> abc news has learned of a wall street scandal that could be bigger than the one contrived by bernie madoff. >> ordinary american investors are losing billions of dollars, thinking they were riding the chinese economic boom. not so, maybe. here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: as one chinese company after another managed to get listed on nasdaq and the new york stock exchange, al smith and his wife in boise, idaho saw it as a safe way to get in on china's huge economic boom. but they ended up losing much of their retirement money. $60,000 when they invested in a chinese company traded on the new york stock exchange, that it turns out had no coal mine. >> i'm not a big guy or a rich guy. it was pretty tough for us. >> reporter: u.s. authorities say smith's money, and that of many other americans ended up in the pockets of the coal company boss, a chinese version of bernie madoff. a wave of suspected fraud by some 70 chinese companies once listed on u.s. stocks excha
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Jan 1, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> all right, abc's tahman bradley reporting from washington. thanks. have a very happy new year. we know you're going to be today, tahman. >> same to you. >>> let's talk about hillary clinton's health crisis. it has the secretary of state in the hospital this holiday. >> there are new details from doctors about the blood clot that was found near clinton's brain. abc's wendy gillette has the latest from new york. >> reporter: hillary clinton's doctors found it between the brain and the skull. >> it could cause a stroke. her doctors say she has no sign of that. >> reporter: they say it did not result in a stroke or neurological damage. she's being treated with blood thinners to help dissolve the clot and the secretary of state is expected to make a full recovery. the doctors add she is in good spirits making excellent progress. clinton's medical problems began after she finished a grueling trip to europe. she developed a stomach virus which caused severe dehydration. days later she fainted and suffered a concussion then the discovery of the clot. this is the second time she has been d
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